July 11-14
McCall, Idaho

Jug Mountain Ranch

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THE OPEN ROAD AWAITS

Join us for a weekend of learning, outdoor adventure and a seriously good time. We’re bringing together van life hopefuls, committed adventuremobile dwellers and everyone in between for an event unlike anything else.

Brought to you by Kristen Bor, van lifer and founder of the adventure travel blog Bearfoot Theory, Open Roads Fest will showcase the adventure hub that is Jug Mountain Ranch in McCall, Idaho. With so many beautiful things to see and open spaces waiting to be explored, this year’s campsite is the perfect place to park your van — or pitch a tent!

During the festival, you’ll have immediate access to over a dozen miles of smooth single track for all levels of mountain biking, paddle boarding, hiking, and more. All activities, including camping, will happen on Jug Mountain Ranch which boasts 10 acres privately-owned and pet-friendly land. After the festival, we encourage you to stick around the area to check out the nearby town of McCall. Surrounded by endless recreation opportunities, from hot springs to alpine lakes, whitewater, and hundreds of trails, McCall is the ideal destination for adventure-seeking van lifers.

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Festival Details

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PET POLICY

Well-behaved pets are welcome at the Open Roads Fest. It’s essential to keep a close eye on your pooch, clean up after them, and keep them on a leash at workshops, concerts and vendor areas. Be respectful of your neighbor’s space and make sure your furry friends can get along well with other animals before your bring them along. If not, please consider leaving them at home or finding dog care in Boise or McCall for the weekend.

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ETHICS

This is a Leave No Trace, Pack-in, Pack-out event. Please help us keep things clean by picking up after yourself and taking your garbage / recyclables with you at the end of the weekend. Everyone is welcome at this event and we encourage you to make new friends, gain some new perspectives, and expand your horizons. In addition, let’s all be respectful of our neighbors and keep late night noise to a minimum.

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ARRIVAL INFO

Check-in will take place at the Jug Mountain Ranch Clubhouse. This is where you will be given your wristband and vehicle pass. Do not proceed to the event until you have these things. More details will be sent to attendees via email prior to the event, along with info for late arrivals.

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PARKING & ACCESS

McCall is located 100 miles north of Boise, along highway 55. The scenic drive follows the Payette River, which is the training ground for some of the world’s best whitewater kayakers during the summer. Your parking spot will also be your accommodation and the ticket price includes camping. All van lifers and lovers of the open road are welcome, even if you are a tent camper looking to buy your first van or have a truck camper. Getting to the festival requires a short drive down a dirt road that can be a bit bumpy. Due to space limitations and the dirt road access, vehicles may not exceed 27 feet in length. Big RVs and trailers are not permitted at the event.

FAQ

PET POLICY

Well-behaved pets are welcome at the Open Roads Fest. It’s essential to keep a close eye on your pooch, clean up after them, and keep them on a leash at workshops, concerts and vendor areas. Be respectful of your neighbor’s space and make sure your furry friends can get along well with other animals before your bring them along. If not, please consider leaving them at home or finding dog care in Boise or McCall for the weekend.

FAQ

ETHICS

This is a Leave No Trace, Pack-in, Pack-out event. Please help us keep things clean by picking up after yourself and taking your garbage / recyclables with you at the end of the weekend. Everyone is welcome at this event and we encourage you to make new friends, gain some new perspectives, and expand your horizons. In addition, let’s all be respectful of our neighbors and keep late night noise to a minimum.

FAQ

ARRIVAL INFO

Check-in will take place at the Jug Mountain Ranch Clubhouse. This is where you will be given your wristband and vehicle pass. Do not proceed to the event until you have these things. More details will be sent to attendees via email prior to the event, along with info for late arrivals.

FAQ

PARKING & ACCESS

McCall is located 100 miles north of Boise, along highway 55. The scenic drive follows the Payette River, which is the training ground for some of the world’s best whitewater kayakers during the summer. Your parking spot will also be your accommodation and the ticket price includes camping. All van lifers and lovers of the open road are welcome, even if you are a tent camper looking to buy your first van or have a truck camper. Getting to the festival requires a short drive down a dirt road that can be a bit bumpy. Due to space limitations and the dirt road access, vehicles may not exceed 27 feet in length. Big RVs and trailers are not permitted at the event.

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Things To Do

Learn more about Jug Mountain's world-class mountain biking trails and outdoor activities that will be taking place on site.

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Workshops

Join a community of like-minded people, get geared up for your next adventure, and learn how to make the most of your life on the open road.

Learn
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